Water Follies targeted for stopping sex trafficking

As revelers gather for the Tri-City Water Follies this week, one group aims to stop a decidedly unauthorized activity: Selling minors for sex.

A church-based nonprofit is teaming with Tri-City hoteliers to train staff to recognize and report human trafficking rings that bring minors to town to work as hotel-based prostitutes during special events.

The Stop Under Age Domestic Sex Trafficking Project or SUDS is a five-year effort by Mirror Ministries, an outreach of Richland’s Bethel Church, to draw attention to the traffickers who travel the Pacific Northwest to sell sex with with young women and girls.

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